Health Education

Master of Education


DescriptionDegree Requirements
The Master of Education (MEd) in Health Education focuses on the development and delivery of educational services in schools, clinical and corporate settings, and community service organizations. A graduate degree in health education will prepare you for a career in teaching, counseling, or consulting in a variety of health and wellness related fields.

Applicants for this degree must hold a baccalaureate degree in the biological sciences with a concentration in the sciences, health education, physical education, or nursing. Coursework in human anatomy,physiology, and psychology are necessary prerequisites for all content courses.

Courses in the Health Education program will prepare you to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Successful achievement of this certification assures employers you have met the national standards for health education professionals.

In addition to the major, three concentrations are available: K–12 Certification (leading to endorsement for New Hampshire certification as a K-12 Health Education Teacher, Health Promotion, and Eating Disorders. The core education courses are offered year-round, and the required health education courses are offered primarily as weekend and hybrid courses. A limited number of courses will be offered during the fall terms. Content classes are offered on a rotating basis, allowing you to complete your degree in two to three years on a part-time basis. Full-time students may be able to complete the requirements in less time.

Curriculum Requirements

Master’s Core Component – 9 credits

Health Education Component – 21 credits minimum

With your advisor, you’ll choose a minimum of 21 credits of electives appropriate for your program of study.

Capstone Experience – 3 credits

Total for MEd in Health Education – 33 credits

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